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Administrative Assistant Specialty Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Continuous

  • Program Start Date
    First Monday of any month from September to April; Preferred entry is start of semester (September or January)
  • Campuses
    Cranbrook

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    City of Cranbrook
  • Length
    15 Weeks (after completing the 22-week Office Administration Certificate)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $3600 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    Online

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out COTR's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications for the 2022/23 school year will open on November 1, 2021. Admission is based upon a first qualified, first-admitted principle which is based on the date and time the applicant meets all admission requirements. Early application is therefore recommended. Verify the dates directly with College of the Rockies.

Application Fee: $30

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. successful completion of the Office Administration certificate within the last 5 years. 

Admission Advice

1. If you completed the Office Administration certificate program at other institutions, transfer credits may be available. 

2. You can start the program in September or January or on the first Monday of any month from September to April, provided spaces are available.

3. You should be prepared to use Microsoft Office software extensively and reach a keyboarding speed goal of 55 words per minute.

4. To graduate from and receive an Administrative Assistant Specialty Certificate, students must complete all courses listed in the Office Administration Certificate, and the Administrative Assistant Specialty.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy COTR's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Demonstrate one of the following:

  • English 12 (65%) or equivalent and three years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • Any English 12 course or equivalent (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent, and four years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • Four consecutive years of recognized instruction at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English (note: These four years must be immediately prior to attending the College)
  • 6 credits of first-year English course at the post-secondary level
  • If English is not your first language, direct admission is offered by one of the following (minimum score):
    • TOEFL iBT (overall score of 80, with at least 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking)
    • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the TOEFL ITP Plus for China (overall score of 80, with at least 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking)
    • IELTS Academic (overall score of 6.0 overall, with no band below 6.0)
    • IELTS Indicator (overall score of 6.0, with no band below 6.0) (6.5 overall is required for PDDB)
    • CAEL (overall score of 60, with no sub score below 60)
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (overall score of 56)
    • Duolingo (110) (can be used for admission to Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 semesters)

Conditional admission can be offered after an English Language Assessment. The result will determine if a student has to take ESL and/or High School English or if they can directly enter the full academic program. 

Details about English Equivalency can be found here. Verify English Language Proficiency requirements directly with COTR. 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program-specific admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile for Coast Mountain College on EducationPlannerBC's program search database

Many programs or courses at College of the Rockies require English 12 (65%) or Equivalent

If English is not your first language, or if you have received your primary education in a language other than English, you are required to provide proof of the College’s English language proficiency requirements. College of the Rockies (COTR) offers conditional and direct admission for college programs. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for College of the Rockies (COTR) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General information for high school students on applying for undergraduate programs at COTR can be found here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for College of the Rockies (COTR) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General information for high school students on applying for undergraduate programs at COTR can be found here.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. Please refer to College of the Rockies' Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

If you want to transfer credits from a BC institution, visit the BC Transfer Guide website to see what courses will transfer. For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. Please refer to College of the Rockies' Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution.

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may be considered for admission as a mature student as long as you are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes. You must also meet the specific course/program prerequisites for your intended program.

International Student

For details on applying as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not qualify for admission under the regular or mature student admission requirements, it is possible to be considered for special admission by the Office of the Registrar. For more details, please contact a COTR education advisor.

How to Apply

For details on application and registration process to become a College of the Rockies student, please check here.

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